My Opera Calendar

Granted I've always been an opera nut, but this year I am particularly looking forwards to the season, which is set up with a few twists.

15 August 2010: AIDA by Guiseppe Verdi
I'm not gonna write too much about the opera itself, that can quite easily be read elsewhere, e.g. on wikipedia . What is special about this one is the location. Its played outdoors on Oscarsborg Fortress, most famous for, on April 9, 1940 sinking the German heavy cruiser Blücher.

So I'm hoping for some decent weather on this one, to fully enjoy the play against the castle walls.

So, for the more traditional locations, in the Oslo Opera house where the other 7 are played.

31 August 2010: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

23 October 2010: The wedding of Figaros by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

17 December 2010 Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

20 January 2011 Orphée by Philip Glass

25 February 2011 Lulu by Alban Berg

3 April 2011 Rigoletto by Guiseppe Verdi
I consider this show the highlight of the season. A fun trivia is that the ring tone on my cellphone, La Donna e Mobile by Guiseppe Verdi is from this Opera.

6 June 2011 Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten